Sylabus předmětu A15-0231-B - Climate change,plant production and quality (FAaFR - SS 2020/2021)

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University: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources
Course unit code: A15-0231-B
Course unit title: Climate change,plant production and quality
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
seminar3 hours weekly / 39 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Credits: 6
Semester: -- item not defined --
Level of study: 1.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
The term grade will consist of continuous assessment – written exam (20 points), presentation of seminar work (20 points) and end-of-term examination – oral exam(60 points).
Grading scale: letter grade A requires minimum 93 points, letter grade B requires minimum 86 points, letter grade C requires minimum 79 points, letter grade D requires minimum 72 points, letter grade E requires minimum 64 points. A student may earn units of credits in grading scale from A to E.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The subject is focused on new perspectives on the production and quality of agricultural crops under conditions of changing climate. It also highlights alternatives to plant production and human nutrition requirements.
Course contents:
1. Climate change - causes, impacts, starting points. Scenarios of climatic chcanges and impact on crop production. Global warming and consequences in human nutrition. Myths and scientific arguments about climate change and the role of plants in human nutrition. Biodiversity of agricultural plants in the world and climatic changes.

2. Plant production and climatic extremes, changes in plant properties. Ecophysiology of C3 and C4 plants, the future of their cultivation in the regions, consequences in the human nutrition.

3. Agriculture in the 21st century, food resources - the characteristics of plants of modern varieties differ from the original wild varieties, the possibility of using genetic resources, the role of modern plant physiology in the creation of modern varieties and technological progress, the sustainability of crop production in production, genetically modified organisms.

4. Production of strategic crops and their quality in the world, in changing environmental conditions. Function of changing environment in the regulation of primary and secondary metabolism of plants. Quality of crop production - cereals, legumes, root crops, fruit and vegetable production and quality, production of introduced plant species and climate change.

5. Global climate change, regions, socio-economic problems in the world, health costs. Quality of crop production and health in changing environmental conditions (developed countries, developing countries). Analysis of the relationships between the changing environment, food security, planting costs, food production and availability in the world and human health (climate change vs. human nutrition).

6. Perspectives of plant production and human nutrition in terms of projected climate change. Nanobiotechnological approaches for sustainability of plant production. New approaches for food safety from a system biology perspective. The key role of plants in human nutrition under conditions of climate change.
Recommended or required reading:
Basra A.S.: Crop responses and Adaptazions to Temperature Stress, ISBN 1-56022-890-3, The Haworth Press Inc., 2001, 302 pp.
Brestič M., Olšovská K., Hauptvogel P.: Život rastlín v meniacich sa podmienkach prostredia: evolučná perspektíva pre 21. storočie, Tribun Brno,2008, ISBN 978-80-7399-566-9, 132 pp.
Hall A.: Crop reponses to environment, CRC Press,2001, ISBN 0-8493-1028-8, 232 pp.
Hay R., Porter J.: The Pysiology of Crop Yield. Blaskwell Publishing, 2006, 307 pp., ISBN-13:978-14051-0859-1
Houghton J.: Globální oteplování,Akademie, Praha, ISBN 80-200-0636-2, 228 pp.
Nátr L.: Koncentrace CO2 a rostliny, ISV nakladatelství Praha, ISBN 80-85866-62-5, pp.257
Nátr L.: Přiroda, nebo člověk Služby ekosystému, Karolinum, Praha,2011, ISBN 978-80-246-1888-3, pp.349
Park B., Renfu Lu: Hyperspectral Imaging Technology in Food and Agriculture, Springer, Food Ingineering Series, ISBN 978-1-14939-2835-4, 2015, 403 pp.

Language of instruction: Slovak
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 0

Name of lecturer(s): prof. Ing. Marián Brestič, CSc. (person responsible for course)
Last modification: 15. 10. 2019
Supervisor: prof. Ing. Marián Brestič, CSc. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Gabriela Hvizdová on 10/15/2019.

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